I spent a couple hours helping with a large visitation for a man and his daughter that were killed in a small plane crash locally. As I was "regrouping" from this, my oldest daughter bursts into the house yelling, "She lost my i-touch!" Once I got her to calm down, it appears that my youngest daughter set my oldest daughter's i-touch on the trunk of dad's car to prevent it from getting stepped upon. (The oldest didn't take it into the house--where it should have been in the first place). Dad (who was home early because he is taking a class) decided to get a much needed new pair of shoes. Car gone. Itouch gone. So the youngest went walking to look for it. We found the protective, snap-on cover by the stop sign. Did not find the itouch.
I would have went out in the dark and texted her--thus causing it to light up). I'm surprised that dad did not go ballistic--but I wonder if he didn't feel a little guilty not seeing it before he got in the car. I feel bad for my oldest. So does her sister. Once she cooled down, I told her that it was OK to be upset; however, she needed to keep it in perspective. "Remember where I spent my afternoon," I gently reminded her.